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Trust Your GutPlay
Use 'fishy' when you have an intuition that something isn't right, often without clear evidence. SlideHe offered to fix my car for free, which felt fishy.
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Informal SuspicionPlay
'Fishy' is often used in casual conversation rather than formal situations. SlideWhen she paid in all cash, the deal started to seem fishy.
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Detective WorkPlay
Think of 'fishy' to describe scenarios like those in mystery novels, where motives are questionable. SlideThe alibi he gave the police was fishy.